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Brian Gastman, MD

216.444.2501

Brian Gastman, MD
Department: Plastic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A-60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2501
WorkFax:216.444.9419
Brian Gastman, MD
Department: Immunology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A-60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2501
WorkFax:216.444.9419
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Brian Gastman was recruited from his practice of almost six years from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Schools of medicine in October 2010. Dr. Gastman completed his medical school education at the University of Michigan and then went on to train at the University of Pittsburgh for two distinct residencies in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery. While there he was part of a NIH funded T32 training grant, during which he honed his skills in basic research of cancer. In addition, Dr. Gastman completed fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis, in Head and Neck surgery and microsurgery. Prior to arriving at CCF, Dr. Gastman was awarded a RO1 NIH grant which was a large basis for his laboratory specializing in tumor immunology and treatment resistance.

Currently, Dr Gastman is a double boarded Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist with specific interests in the comprehensive care of soft tissue malignancies, such as melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, sarcomas and head and neck cancer. His additional fellowships in head and neck surgery, microsurgery and cancer research allows him to deal with these types of patients from an extirpative and reconstructive standpoint, as well as using his grasp of current non-traditional therapies and research to better council patients through these challenging pathologies. Currently Dr. Gastman has helped to institute a successful melanoma and soft tissue cancer clinic housed at the Taussig Cancer Center. At this clinic patients can be seen by not only him for extirpative and reconstructive consults, but also by medical and radiation oncologists all in the same setting. By creating such programs for patients Dr. Gastman strives to provide state of the art medicine all in the most expeditious and comprehensive fashion.

As a plastic surgeon he also specializes in complex reconstruction of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton, facial plastic surgery and is on the facial transplantation team. As an otolaryngologist, he uses his training to provide advanced treatment of nasal airway diseases as well as nasal reconstruction, e.g. rhinoplasty. Finally, Dr. Gastman also performs general reconstruction and cosmetic surgery of the trunk, abdomen and extremities and is an expert in non-surgical treatment of aging.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Plastic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2005
Fellowship - Washington University St. Louis Medical Center
Head & Neck Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA
2003
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Otolaryngology
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2002
Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
General Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
1997
Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1996

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Melanoma and other high risk skin cancers Head and neck cancer Skull base surgery

Awards & Honors

2011 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award

  • Loan Repayment Renewal Award
  • 2009-2010
  • Loan Repayment Renewal Award
  • NIH
  • 2008-2009
  • Top Surgical Activity
  • Maryland General Hospital, Department of Surgery
  • March 30, 2007
  • Rising Star Award
  • Maryland General Hospital
  • March 30, 2007
  • Loan Repayment Award
  • NIH
  • 2006-2008
  • Highest In-Service Score Honor
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Award, Recognition, 46th Annual Meeting
  • Southwestern PA Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • March 29, 2000
  • Certificate of Aware, Grant Selection
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Foundation Resident Research Grant
  • AAO-HNS Annual Meeting
  • September 28, 1999
  • Resident Research Award
  • George C & Robert A Schein Memorial Otolaryngology Alumni Day
  • May 14-15, 1999
  • First Prize, Resident Research Award
  • American Head and Neck Society Scientific Program
  • April 25, 1999
  • Travel Grant, Fifth Research Workshop
  • Biology, Prevention and Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
  • August 26-30, 1998
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Award
  • 1997-1999
  • National Research Service Award
  • T32-CA60397-04
  • 1997-1999
  • Graduated with Honors for thesis paper:
  • “The Effects of CoQ 10 During Endotoxin Shock”
  • University of Michigan
  • 1991
  • Graduated with Distinction
  • University of Michigan
  • 1991
  • Liaison Program Scholarly Award (to accelerate medical education to undergraduate students)
  • University of Michigan
  • 1990
  • Class Honor Role
  • University of Michigan

Memberships

  • American Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Member, 2002
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Delegate, 2003
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member, 2006
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Delegate, 2006
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council, Active member 2011
  • American Society for Microbiology (56855539),  Member,  2011

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Apoptosis
  • Arm Lift
  • Arm Reconstruction
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Lift
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection for Dystonia
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections for Cervical Dystonia
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buttock Lift
  • Cancer Vaccination
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peels
  • Chest Wall Surgery
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Abdomen
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Body
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Destruction Of Skin Tags
  • Diep Flaps
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Endoscopic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Injections
  • Hair Plugs
  • Hand Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Head And Neck Cancer Treatment
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunotherapy
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Keloid Removal
  • Labioplasty
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Peels
  • Laser Removal of Tattoos
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Lasers
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Malignant Bone Tumor Surgery
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Implants
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgery of the Hand and Arm
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • New Cancer Treatment Technology
  • Non-invasive Face Lift, Brow & Neck
  • Non-invasive Rejuvenation
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Decompression Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric Cranioplasty
  • Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression/transfer
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Perlane
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Radiesse
  • Reconstructive Head And Neck Surgery
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Scar Revisions
  • Scar Surgery
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sculptra
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Septoplasty
  • Seroma Aspirations
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Care and Aging
  • Skin Care and Cosmetics
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Facial Enhancement
  • Surgical Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thigh Lifts
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Wrinkle Fillers

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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